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Masterpiece Episode: "The Lost Prince"

Season 34, Episode 1
Episode Synopsis: Part 1 of “The Lost Prince,” a lavish two-part biopic of Queen Elizabeth II's epileptic and learning-disabled uncle, John (Daniel Williams and Matthew Thomas), whose short life (1905-19) paralleled the dissolution of European royalty's gilded age. Prince John was “lost” to history because he was kept hidden from public view because of his odd behavior, which is apparent as the drama opens, in 1908.
Original Air Date: Oct 17, 2004
Guest Cast Ingeborga Dapkunaite: Tsarina Alexandra Henrietta Voigts: Suffragette Vanessa Ackerman: Olga Matthew Thomas: Prince John John Sessions: Mr. Hansell Frank Finlay: Asquith Martin Wimbush: Violinist Nicholas Palliser: Knutsford Bill Nighy: Lord Stamfordham Holly Boyd: Tatiana Daniel Williams: Young Prince John Rollo Weeks: Prince George Bibi Andersson: Queen Alexandra John Rowe: Dr. Longhurst David Westhead: Fred Tom Hollander: George V Jonathan Coy: Dr. Hetherington Brock Everitt-Elwick: Young Georgie David Barrass: Kaiser Wilhelm Maggie McCourt: Lady in Waiting Mary Nighy: Young Mary Kate Manning: May Dominic Colenso: David Richard Searle: Frantic Official Miranda Richardson: Queen Mary Ron Cook: Lloyd George Henry Cook: Henry Ivan Marevich: Tsar Nicholas Michael Gambon: Edward VII Craig Shenton: Bertie Nastya Razduhova: Maria Roz McCutcheon: Fat Mary Gina McKee: Lalla Ian Taylor: Footman with Butter Fritha Goodey: Fine Looking Woman Sam Page: Young Alexei

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Premiered: January 10, 1971, on PBS
Rating: TV-PG
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Premise: PBS's longest running (and most honored) dramatic series is an Anglophile's delight, featuring British adaptations of literary classics and original works. The first `Masterpiece' was `The First Churchills,' and since then it has won nine Peabodys and 29 Emmys (beginning with Susan Hampshire's Best Actress award for `Churchills'). Its many memorable productions include `Upstairs, Downstairs,' `I, Claudius,' 'The Jewel in the Crown,' `House of Cards,' `Poldark' and `Prime Suspect.'



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